Country Hour New South Wales
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 19 August, 201408/19/14
Recent rain in eastern Australia has come too late to boost winter crop forecasts, but will help maintain the current outlook. Grains analyst Hannah Janson, with Profarmer Australia, says if the rain hadn't arrived, the forecast wheat crop of nearly...
NSW Country Hour for Monday 18 August, 2014
The Bureau of Meteorology says good weekend rainfall will barely make a dint in drought-affected areas of Queensland and New South Wales.
NSW Country Hour for Friday 15 August, 2014
The rainfall forecast for this weekend in New South Wales could not come at a better time. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting widespread rain of between 30 and 50 mm throughout most of the state, with some areas on the coast set to get 100 mm....
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 14 August 2014
While the Treasurer Joe Hockey this morning defended his claim that many poor people won't be affected by an increase to the fuel excise, because they don't have cars, voters in the NSW rural federal electorates of Parkes and Eden-Monaro remain...
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 13 August 2014
The rainfall forecast for the weekend in New South Wales could not come at a better time. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting widespread rain of between 20 and 50 mm throughout most of the state. New South Wales DPI seasonal conditions...
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 12 August, 2014
Widespread, severe frosts across South-East Australia are having an unprecedented effect on grain crops. It's not uncommon to grain growers to get frosts during winter in the region, but the severity of the frosts and the subsequent damage have...
NSW Country Hour for Monday 11 August, 2014
There are continuing concerns about the effect of Russian sanctions on Australian food exports. Russia has banned fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy imports from Australia and several other western nations for a year, in retaliation to sanctions...
NSW Country Hour for Friday 8 August, 2014
Australian beef and dairy producers are looking for alternative markets after Russia announced export sanctions.
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 7 August 2014
Official estimates show the average household in NSW wastes up to 315 kilograms of food a year, worth some $2.5 billion And globally, the UN says around 30 per cent of all food produced is wasted. Dr Brian Jones is a molecular geneticist who works on...
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 6 August 2014
Landcare groups are worried about how volunteers can administer the Green Army
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 5 August, 2013
Horticulture Australia says its $11 million funding of novel fruit fly control is to help solve a major export barrier, which costs $300 million in lost markets. The research and development corporation has committed half the funding for a plant at...
NSW Country Hour for Monday 4 August 2014
The network of Landcare volunteers is unhappy with the Federal Government's half a billion dollar Green Army project, saying it's at the expense of Landcare funding.
NSW Country Hour for Friday 1 August, 2014
The phase-out of one of the main chemicals used to control fruit fly is seen as 'inevitable' by a Senate committee. The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee has looked at fenthion use in Australian horticulture, receiving 30...
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 31 July, 2014
The shooting of a New South Wales Environment and Heritage Compliance Officer outside of Moree earlier this week has sparked debate around native vegetation laws and department practice.
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 30 July, 2014
The NSW Government says the alleged murder of an Environment Department worker won't necessarily lead to policy changes.
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 29 July, 2014
The livestock transport industry is concerned that critical funding for rural roads is being stalled due to political wrangling in the Senate. The Federal Government's Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 has so far failed to pass the...
NSW Country Hour for Monday 28 July, 2014
A Hendra quarantine has been lifted from a northern NSW property where a horse died last month.
NSW Country Hour for Friday 25 July 2014
There's a hope the rate of deaths from farm accidents involving four wheel motorbikes, known as ATV's, or quad bikes, may be starting to decline. Since 2001, there have been more than 190 deaths involving quad bikes and in the past two years they've...
Country Hour for Thursday 24 July 2014
On the NSW Country Hour today a new agri-tourism project at Bryon Bay, farmers and equity partnerships with investors, the latest on the season, plus weather information and livestock markets.
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 23 July, 2014
Last month was the hottest ever June worldwide, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in the US, which tracks climate data over ocean and land. Records date back to the 1880s. It followed the hottest May ever. Blair Trewin, a...
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